Final Portfolio

Process:

For my final portfolio, I needed to go through all my creations for the semester and arrange them into a Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow Presentation.  Once the pictures and titles were arranged, I placed the PDF of the finished product into Slideshare and created a web based presentation which I could then insert into my blog.  This allows me to showcase my work to anyone.  The first and last slides are of a slightly different design, they act as an Introduction or the Attention Getter, and then the Conclusion as a Challenge to Take Action by contacting me at my Linked In account, which also displays my resume.  They are also printed in black ink and have a diagonal slant down the page.  All of the image slide “Titles” are aligned on the left side of the title is aligned with the top ruler mark 6 and the bottom edge is aligned with the bottom edge of the image. This creates consistency throughout the design.  My design element is underlining each title.   The slides have a certain style about them as they go from large pictures down to small, then back up to large again as they advance through the slideshow.

Critique:

Julie Peterson, my instructor, commented: “Ha ha, half expected it to by Disney! Everything looks great, except a couple of changes:

-Webpage, the project is very pixelated, maybe save it as a higher quality jpg
-ON the cover and the end slide, I would group the text together to improve the proximity.
PS. I love your tag lines!

I have managed to misplace the original .psd file of the webpage design, so this is the best I’ve got and it was a required component.
I did go in and change the proximity to the cover and end slides, they look great! Julie has been a wonderful instructor and her weekly class video meetings have been priceless.

Comment from cas12037 says:

“Susan, Your slide project looks great I like how you used a background that suited all your images. I like that it looks like a desk, so it does not take away from your images. Your projects are great and your placement of typography gives the whole project unity. Also liked the repeating black bar on the bottom it keeps everything flowing nicely.”

I tried to make the presentation flow well. I measures each title to be exactly the same distance from the left side of the page and kept the top to be level with the top of the image on the page for consistency. As for the semester, I learned a lot. I am so thankful to have a nice portfolio to share.

No matter what, you have to find balance in all areas of your life. There is always room for improvement, but there are also deadlines to meet. The trick is to do what you love and love what you are doing. This portfolio was a lot of, but also a lot of fun creating.

Added Bonus

Here is the video I created after completing my online internship with the Healthy Marriage Institute.  I’m including this on my blog portfolio for potential employers to view.  I created a slideshow using the design elements I learned in this class and had to record audio to talk about my internship.

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10 thoughts on “Final Portfolio

  1. Susan, Your slide project looks great I like how you used a background that suited all your images. I like that it looks like a desk, so it does not take away from your images. Your projects are great and your placement of typography gives the whole project unity. Also liked the repeating black bar on the bottom it keeps everything flowing nicely.

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  2. You’ve done some fun stuff this semester Susan. From your portfolio I really LOVE your conclusion page with the eagle and the idea to hire you and soar. Great job and demonstration of skills on all of this work!

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  3. Susan, it has been so much fun working with you this semester. Thank you for all your help! I appreciate all the feedback you provided for me! Your portfolio is amazing! This will be impressive to any potential employer! Here is the link to mine: https://luckeyducks.wordpress.com/ Once again, thank you for all your help! Good luck!

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  4. All that Disney brings a smile to my face. I noticed going through your projects that your are drawn to the color blue a lot in your designs. It’s funny how some colors just call to us. Good job!

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  5. Great job on your portfolio and all of your projects. I think your magazine spread turned out very well . I think you definitely have a talent and hope your career allows you to develop them even more.

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